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An Orange woman accused of trying to stab her ex with a decorative candy cane was arrested on an Orange County warrant after police responded to a disturbance in the 1200 block of Palm Drive on Dec. 13, reports the Orange Police Department.

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At approximately 8:38 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2015, the Port Arthur Police Department received a 911 call regarding an accident wherein the caller reported that a pickup truck flipped.

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James Shannon
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James Joseph Shannon Jr., an Examiner staff member for nearly a decade and the original editor of the Beaumont Business Journal, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, after suffering a heart attack. He was 63 years old.

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Effective Monday, December 14, 2015, the intersection of East Lavaca Street with M.L. King Jr. Parkway (Spur 380) Northbound Service Road will be closed to all traffic beginning at 7 a.m. This closure will remain until Friday, January 15, 2016.

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The county courthouse, Parkdale Mall, Derek Poe and County Judge Jeff Branick

With new gun laws taking effect at the beginning of the year – just days away – businesses and governmental entities are preparing for how it will affect their operations. Multiple provisions activate Jan.

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BPSF Grant Caravan 2015

During the Beaumont Public School Foundation’s fall grant caravan on Dec.

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Judge Dennis Powell of the 163rd District Court in Orange County

Judge Dennis Powell of the 163rd District Court in Orange County says he has a strategy that has reduced the backlog of cases on his docket to basically nothing. His approach took some time to take effect, but now that the backlog has disappeared, all he has to do is maintain the system.

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Sweet Leaf Tea - photo from FDA

The Sweet Leaf Tea Company has announced that it is voluntarily recalling Sweet Leaf Tea in 16 ounce glass bottles “out of an abundance of caution because of the possible presence of glass fragments.”

The company reports the glass shards were the result of breakage during the filling process. Consumers could potentially be cut or injured if ingested. The company had received four complaints of glass in the product at the time a press release from the FDA on Dec. 10. No injuries were reported.

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At approximately 11:37 a.m., Friday, December 11, 2015, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to multiple calls reporting a fire at Luby’s Restaurant, located at 2695 I-10 E.

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This week, Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating five fugitives wanted for drug charges.

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting dangerous potential dope dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes each week in High Five.

“Crime Stoppers and The Examiner are teaming up to fight the drug problem in Southeast Texas,” Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley of Crime Stoppers said.

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